CashCrate Reviews and Features

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CashCrate (the GPT program) officially shut down on April 1, 2019, however their website was converted into a directory of ways to make money online. Note that when the GPT program portion of the website was shut down, members who had not reached the minimum cashout levels were unable to redeem their balances for a final payment. Cashcrate did not offer to issue a final payment for these balances.

The website in its current state primarily exists to earn referral commissions from users. Proper privacy policies and disclosures are missing from the website. We do not recommend using the Cashcrate website.

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Cashcrate was a GPT (get-paid-to) website where you could earn cash for completing offers, doing tasks, and participating in online surveys.

How CashCrate Worked

Upon becoming a member and logging into Cashcrate, you would be presented with a variety of ways to start earning:

  • Offers – complete offers and get paid to try new products and signup for free websites and services
  • Surveys – give your opinions and earn cash for participating in research surveys
  • Shopping - get cashback on the purchases you make at hundreds of different online retailers
  • Games, contests, and more – interact with fellow Cashcraters, and earn prizes and points while you socialize and play games. Also get entries to win contests!
  • Referring friends – Cashcrate offered a generous multi-tiered referral program. Earn 20% of what your referrals earn, and an additional 10% of what your referral’s referrals earn. These levels increased to 30% of your referral’s earnings and 20% of what their referrals made, if you recruited a large number of new members. Extra cash bonuses were also offered.

Payment and Rewards

As the name implied, Cashcrate awarded cash to its members. A $20 balance was required in order to request a check or a PayPal payment. Payments took around 3-4 weeks to receive. Cashcrate had a Payment Wall gallery where members could upload images of checks and PayPal payments to prove that they really have been paid.

Community Features

Cashcrate came to be in 2002 and had over 2 million members worldwide. Thousands of dollars’ worth of checks were issued monthly (you could view these in their 'Gallery' on their website).

As per the note in red above, Cashcrate discontinued their GPT program in April of 2019. The information pertaining to their GPT program and the reviews listed below are no longer current.

Cashcrate Alternatives

If you were a member of Cashcrate, or are looking for legitimate programs to earn cash and rewards, there are hundreds of websites to choose from. A good starting point is to consult our Top Rated Survey Sites (as decided by actual survey takers) and the Top Rated GPT Sites. Alternatively, here are a few program suggestions you may wish to explore. PrizeRebel is surveys-centric, offers PayPal cash, gift cards and more. Branded Surveys offers online surveys, a great referral program, and more. Tellwut is a fun community where you can take surveys, create surveys and answer daily polls for gift cards.

CashCrate Reviews (28)

5 Star Reviews (11) 39.3
4 Star Reviews (4) 14.3
3 Star Reviews (4) 14.3
2 Star Reviews (3) 10.7
1 Star Reviews (6) 21.4

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Worth it !

November 21, 2015 by prag from United Kingdom

I've been a user for about a year and started off thinking I barely got $20 dollars a month but if you do the "offer" surveys too, you can make much MUCH more.

I made around $70 last month and will do again this month which is great pocket change for a struggling student.

Do give it a go and referrals always help too!

Solid, but zzzzz

October 16, 2015 by Grandy from United States

CashCrate has been around for a long time and I have made some money here. It is definitely reputable, but it can get kinda boring. 1) It doesn't really have some of the fun stuff that other GPT sites have. 2) It doesn't seem like they add new offers very frequently.

Spammy as heck..

August 25, 2015 by lily from United States

What is wrong with SurveyPolice? I think they are allowing reviewers from people that work in same company. Cashcrate is the pits but you have it with a high rating... not helpful

One of the best

July 19, 2015 by Elizabeth from United States

I have been a member of CashCrate since the 90's and they are out of this world with surveys, emails and various other activities to earn with. Your information is protected and they treat their members right and pay as described and on time.

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July 3, 2015 by Katie from United States

I have been with cash crate for almost 3 years. have made anywhere between $20-80.00 a month in surveys. the company goes above and beyond to help you . gives 10% more on surveys on the holidays. what other companies do that.